On May 7, 1907,
eleven prominent scientists meet at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., to found the American Association for Cancer Research.
James Ewing, MD (right), is selected as the first of many outstanding
The group of
23 Charter Members and 10 Charter Associate Members includes some of the most famous physicians of the era.
November 15, 1907, the first scientific meeting is held at the Loomis Laboratory, Cornell University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
The second “regular” meeting is held on April 15, 1908, at the New York State Cancer Laboratory (Roswell Park), Buffalo, New York. This was the first biannual meeting, later designated as the
First Annual Meeting.
MD, DrPH (right), from Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia (later dean of that college), becomes the AACR's first woman member.
Annual Meeting proceedings are first approved for AACR publication.
Member dues are increased from $3.00 to $5.00 to cover the publication of a new AACR journal.
1916-1939: Focus on Knowledge Dissemination